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Council minutes for Jun 28, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JUNE 28, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and Rich
Absent: None

The meeting was called to order. The Council reviewed and discussed the agenda for their meeting to be held today at 10:30 a.m.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting.

Approved:

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JUNE 28, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

The meeting was called to order by City Clerk Lisa C. Lambert.

Father Kenneth C. Ugwu, Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Gregory announced that pre-Council meetings will be held in the Council conference room on the 9th floor until auditorium renovations are finished.

Present on Roll Call:

Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and Rich
Absent:

STATEMENT OF RULES BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT:

The Presiding Officer stated that all cell phones must be turned off and that there will be no hats, hoods, sunglasses or large bags permitted in the meeting room.

1) Any person desiring to address the Council must register upon entering the meeting area. When addressing the Council, the speaker must state his/her name and address.

2) Each speaker is allowed five minutes to address the Council. A bell will sound to indicate the end of 4 minutes. One minute is allowed for summarizing. The second bell indicates the time has expired.

3) To maintain decorum, there will be no undue applause and/or public outcry allowed.

4) When addressing the Council, there is to be no personal address to any individual Councilmember. All statements are to be made to the Chair who will recognize any Councilmember who wishes to respond.

5) Any person desiring to speak to the Council on a non-agenda item must contact the City Clerk's Office no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Council Meeting. The subject he/she wishes to address must be identified. Any person attending the meeting who has not given proper notice to the Clerk's Office and wishes to speak on a non-agenda item will not be allowed to address the Council.

6) Those persons desiring to speak on agenda items must indicate the resolution, ordinance, appeal, or public hearing item on arrival when signing in for the meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson was not present at the meeting.

Chief of Staff Colby Cooper introduced Mobile native and current San Francisco 49er’s player Jaquiski Tartt. Mr. Tartt will be hosting a youth football camp July 9, 2016 at Sage Park for ages 7 – 18 years.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Small moved for the adoption of the agenda, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Williams, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the agenda adopted.

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT:

Executive Director of Finance Paul Wesch presented the following for the May Finance Report:

“This is the May Financial Report, eight (8) months into the fiscal year. As we have seen the past four (4) months, sales tax collections remain steady with almost no growth. Collections of sales taxes into all funds for May were actually 1% lower than the same month last year. For the year to date we are at about 2.1% which was less than what was budgeted. We budgeted 2.8%. We are about $880,000.00 below projections.”

“What we are seeing in the middle four (4) months of the year is a gently eroding expansion of sales tax base. This looks like a trend we will have to take into account as we get ready to present the 2017 budget to you for your consideration. We always compare ourselves to the State of Alabama as a whole because they have a large sales tax base also. They had an interruption in May, but are still up a little over 5% for the year to date. Again we are seeing almost a reverse of what happened in 2014 and 2015 which was our improvement outpaced the State’s.”

“In the general fund expenditures remain under control in all operating departments which is what we have to see when we have uncertainties in our revenue collections. We are 11% under budget for the year and 8% under for the same period from last year. We are actually spending less than what we did last year which is what we need to do, at least in this period of uncertainty.”

Councilmember Rich asked Mr. Wesch if the Council could get a statement from his office regarding the City’s revenues. Mr. Wesch responded that his office is working on a document.

Councilmember Daves commented that continued discipline in the general fund is essential.

Councilmember Williams inquired as to whether there is a timeline for the money promised to the County for the proposed soccer complex. Mr. Wesch responded that if the property does not close within twelve (12) months of the date of the agreement then the $1.5 million allocation, plus interest, from the City would revert to the City to be placed back in the capital fund.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Stephanie Samuel for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 513 Marine Street on July 16, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

The Council considered the request of Sherry Barnes for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 2208 Knollwood Drive on July 30, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (District 6).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

The Council considered the request of Janay Bendolph for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 287 Laurel Drive on July 3, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER RENAMING BAY SHORE AVENUE BETWEEN SPRINGHILL AVENUE AND OLD SHELL ROAD SOUTH TO “NEW SHILOH AVENUE.”

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider renaming Bay Shore Avenue between Springhill Avenue and Old Shell Road South to “New Shiloh Avenue” and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Reverend Clinton L. Johnson, 2756 Old Shell Road, spoke in favor of the renaming.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing concluded and that the necessary ordinance authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PLAN FOR A TAP GRANT APPLICATION FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD FROM UNION AVENUE TO HYLAND AVENUE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to receive public comments regarding a TAP Grant application for sidewalk improvements along Old Shell Road from Union Avenue to Hyland Avenue and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing concluded and that the necessary resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 111 SHORT TEXAS STREET (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SHORT TEXAS STREET AND SOUTH ROYAL STREET, EXTENDING TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF TEXAS STREET AND SOUTH ROYAL STREET EXTENDING TO THE EAST SIDE OF ST. EMANUEL STREET) FROM I-1 TO I-2. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-028-2016

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ON THE 16TH DAY OF MAY, 1967, SAID ORDINANCE BEING COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ZONING ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

Section One: That the Ordinance commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and adopted on May 16, 1967, together with the Zoning Map of the City of Mobile, 1967, be, and the same hereby is changed and altered in respect to that certain property in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, described as follows to-wit:

BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ROYAL STREET AND TEXAS STREET, MOBILE ALABAMA, THENCE WESTWARDLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF TEXAS STREET 207.06 FEET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 84° - 10' - 49" TO THE LEFT RUN NORTHWARDLY 205.24 FEET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 270° - 07' - 35" TO THE LEFT RUN WESTWARDLY 21.89 FEET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 91° - 40' - 36" TO THE. LEFT, RUN NORTHWARDLY 101.58 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN ALLEY; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 91° - 43' - 00" TO THE RIGHT, RUN WESTWARDLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF AN ALLEY, 102.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ST. EMANUEL STREET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 89° - 53' - 00" TO THE LEFT, RUN NORTHWARDLY ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ST EMANUEL STREET 112.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SHORT TEXAS STREET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 90° - 07' - 00" TO THE LEFT, RUN EASTWARDLY ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SHORT TEXAS STREET 334.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED ROYAL STREET; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 89° - 42' - 00" TO THE LEFT RUN SOU'THWARDLY ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ROYAL STREET 398.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from I-I, Light Industry District, to 1-2, Heavy Industry District, and it shall hereafter be lawful to construct on such property any structures permitted by the Ordinance of May 16, 1967, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and to use said premises for any use permitted by the terms of said Ordinance in a 1-2, Heavy Industry District, provided, however, that the plans for any structure or building sought to be erected on said property shall be in compliance with the building laws of the City of Mobile, and that any structure shall be approved by PAGE 2 AN ORDINANCE the Building Inspector of the City of Mobile, and that any such structure be erected only in compliance with such laws, including the requirements of said Zoning Ordinance of May 16, 1967, and further provided, however, that no lot or parcel of land herein above described shall be used for any use allowed in a 1-2, Heavy Industry District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) completion of the Subdivision process; 2) subject to full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances, including the appropriate permitting of all proposed work.

Section Two: This Ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its adoption and publication.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the ordinance be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the ordinance adopted.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

REALLOCATE $500,000.00 FROM ACCOUNT 10049999 94310 TRANSFER TO SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY TO ACCOUNT 10042090 42060 TRASH HAULING FOR RECEIVING, PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL TRASH. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-427-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, to transfer the sum of $500,000.00 from account 10049999 94310 "Transfer to Solid Waste Authority" to account 10042090 42060 "Trash Hauling."

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Williams moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Consent Resolutions 25-430 – 60-432. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE EASEMENT TO ALABAMA POWER COMPANY FOR UNDERGROUND SERVICE FOR MAWSS SEWAGE LIFT STATION. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 25-430-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, an easement to ALABAMA POWER COMPANY across property as set out in Easement WE # A6553-14 AF-16, copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as though fully set forth herein, for and in consideration of the sum of ONE AND NO/100 ($1.00) DOLLARS, needed for new underground service to MAWSS sewage lift station.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RENAME BAY SHORE AVENUE BETWEEN SPRINGHILL AVENUE AND OLD SHELL ROAD SOUTH TO “NEW SHILOH AVENUE”. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 46-431-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the name of "Bay Shore Avenue" between Springhill Avenue and Old Shell Road South be changed to "New Shiloh Avenue."

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO TONY RUTLAND AND JEROME ROBERTS AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00 EACH. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 60-432-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that upon nomination by City supervisors and recommendation of the Mayor through the City of Mobile's Employee Recognition Program, the City Council hereby authorizes, pursuant to Section 11-40-22, Code of Alabama 1975, awards of $500, or the designated amount, to each of the employees on the list attached hereto as Exhibit A.

These employees and sworn and civilian personnel are to be commended for their exemplary work performance or innovations that significantly reduce costs or result in outstanding improvements in services to the public.

Rutland, Tony, Firefighter of the Month, June 2016
Roberts, Jerome, Firefighter of the Month, June 2016

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Resolution 31-437. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE AMENDMENT #13 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES (REMOVAL OF PAYROLL CONVERSIONS) (CO173; CITY-WIDE). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 01-433-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, Amendment No. 13 to the Agreement dated October 28, 2014, between City of Mobile and Tyler Technologies, Inc., as outlined in Amendment No. 13 attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

RE-ALLOCATE $2,431.04 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #C0189, LITTER TRAP & SITE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 TO CAPITAL PROJECT #C0052, CITY-WIDE STORM DRAINS & PIPES. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 09-434-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $2,431.04 be reallocated from Capital Project C0189 Litter Trap & Site Improvements in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Capital Project 00052 Citywide Storm Drain & Pipes.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES DC FOR A PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIC FUNDING PLAN, $10,000.00. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-435-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie and Small

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the attached Contract for Professional Services between the City of Mobile and Sustainable Strategies DC.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTH ALABAMA TO DEVELOP A THREE MILE CREEK GREENWAY RAIL MANAGEMENT PLAN, $20,000.00 ($20,000.00 LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 31-436-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the Community Foundation of South Alabama (CSFA) Health and Wellness Priority Area and Community Social Impact Fund has awarded the City of Mobile a grant in the amount of $20,000 to develop a Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail (TMCGT) Management Plan for the grant period of July 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the grant project requires a City match in the amount of $20,000;
and,

WHEREAS, the grant project offers the City a meaningful contribution to the development of the Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail which promises to be a valuable City amenity;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

The City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor of Mobile and his delegates to execute a grant agreement with Community Foundation of South Alabama to accept a grant in the amount of $20,000 to provide a match in the amount of $20,000; and to enter agreements and take such other actions as necessary and appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the grant. A copy of the Grant Agreement is on file in the office of the Mobile City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE A TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP) GRANT FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD FROM UNION AVENUE TO HYLAND AVENUE, $192,079.00 (CITY MATCH - $48,020.00). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 31-437-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Traffic Engineering Director of the Traffic Engineering Department is authorized to make application to the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission for a grant under the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant if offered and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the grant application and to provide any information required by SARPC or ALDOT TAP Grant application for sidewalk improvements along Old Shell Road from Union Avenue to Hyland Avenue, Mobile, Alabama.

Federal Share: $192,078.00

Local Match: $48,020.00

Total project estimate: $240,098.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Gregory reminded the public that garbage and trash pick-up will not run Monday, July 4, 2016. Make-up for garbage will be Wednesday, July 6, 2016. There will be no make-up for trash.

Councilmember Williams indicated baseball teams from Matthews Park and Mims Park are competing in the state semi-finals.

Councilmember Small expressed the success of the South D.I.P. community meeting last week. The main topics of discussion were public safety, litter and the Capital Improvement Plan.

Councilmember Small thanked everyone who participated in the Baltimore Street community clean-up last Saturday.

Councilmember Rich announced a Sugar Creek Neighborhood Association meeting tonight, 6:30, Connie Hudson Senior Center. The City traffic department and Volkert Engineering will have representatives present to discuss traffic issues on Hillcrest Road.

Councilmember Rich wished everyone a happy 4th of July and invited all to attend the City’s celebration at Battleship Memorial Park.

Councilmember Richardson announced the Toulminville Crichton Redevelopment Association will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 30, 2016, Toulminville Library, 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Richardson recounted that “Leaders for Truth and Justice” met Monday night at New Shiloh Baptist Church. Over 1,000 citizens attended. Concerns included equity in policing, body cameras and policies for officers calling for back-up.

Councilmember Richardson gave information on African American Crispus Attucks, the first American casualty of the American Revolutionary War.

Councilmember Daves mentioned the Finance Committee will meet today at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th Floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.

Councilmember Daves reminded everyone to celebrate the 4th of July and remember the sacrifices men and women have made to ensure our freedom.

Councilmember Manzie thanked the citizens of the Oakleigh and Plateau communities that participated in their respective meetings last week.
Councilmember Manzie mentioned he visited the Bottom Community on Saturday to attend the “Taking it to the Streets” youth outreach initiative sponsored by Triumph Street Church on Chinquapin Street.

Councilmember Manzie recognized the inspiration that former Council President Reverend Clinton L. Johnson who inspired him to go into public service.

Councilmember Gregory expressed her honor in being able to award the first runner up for Distinguished Young Women. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood awarded the winner.

Councilmember Gregory mentioned that Distinguished Young Women Executive Director Pam Patterson is retiring.

Councilmember Gregory stated there will be a Mobile Terrace community clean-up on July 9, 2016, McCants Chavers Park. There will be an after party with mascots and refreshments.

Councilmember Gregory stated the Council, Legislative Delegation and members of the faith based community met with the Mayor and Police Chief for information regarding the officer involved shooting of Michael Moore.

Councilmember Gregory thanked Colby Cooper, Dan Otto, Bill Harkins and Matthew Capps for their assistance in remedying a right-of-way mowing situation in her district.

Councilmember Gregory announced “The Recruit” event will take place Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Battleship Memorial Park.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:11 p.m.

Approved: July 5, 2016

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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